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Government of India
Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment
25-February-2016 15:37 IST
Rehabilitation of Manual Scavengers

 

The Self Employment Scheme for the Rehabilitation of Manual Scavengers (SRMS) has been revised in accordance with the provision of “Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Act 2013” (MS Act, 2013) to provide the following benefits to the identified manual scavengers and their dependants.

(i)     Onetime cash assistance of Rs.40000/- to identified manual scavengers.

(ii)   Loans for project cost upto Rs. 15.00 lacs on concessional rates of interest.

(iii) Credit linked back-end capital subsidy upto Rs. 3,25,000/-.

(iv) Skill Development Training upto two years with stipend of Rs.3000/- per month.

State-wise details of financial assistance provided under SRMS since 6.12.2013, the date of coming in to force of MS Act, 2013, through National Safai Karamcharis Finance & Development Corporation (NSKFDC) are given:

 

 Status of rehabilitation of  identified and eligible Manual Scavengers under Revised SRMS                                                     

S.No.

State/UT

Details of Onetime Cash Assistance provided

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16 (upto- 15.02.2016)

Total

Amount (Rs. In lac)

Beneficiaries (Number)

Amount (Rs. In lac)

Beneficiaries (Number)

Amount (Rs. In lac)

Beneficiaries (Number)

Amount (Rs. In lac)

Beneficiaries (Number)

Amount (Rs. In lac)

Beneficiaries (Number)

1

Andhra Pradesh

0

0

0

0

18

45

0

0

18.00

45

2

Bihar

0

0

0

0

0

0

52.4

131

52.40

131

3

Chhattisgarh

0

0

1.2

3

0

0

0

0

1.20

3

4

Karnataka

0

0

50

125

7.2

18

28.4

71

85.60

214

5

Madhya Pradesh

0

0

0

0

0

0

14.4

36

14.40

36

6

Odisha

0

0

0

0

0

0

57.6

144

57.60

144

7

Punjab

0

0

0

0

0

0

28.8

72

28.80

72

8

Rajasthan

0

0

0

0

0

0

56.4

141

56.40

141

9

Tamil Nadu

0

0

0

0

0

0

68

170

68.00

170

10

Uttar Pradesh

0

0

14

35

433.2

1083

2108

5270

2555.20

6388

11

Uttarakhand

0

0

0

0

0

0

53.6

134

53.60

134

12

West Bengal

0

0

0

0

38

95

0

0

38.00

95

 

Total

0

0

65.2

163

496.4

1241

2467.6

6169

3029.2

7573

Status of  Comprehensive rehabilitation of Manual Scavengers for the years 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16 (till 15.2.2016)

 

S.No.

State

Comprehensive Rehabilitation (Number of beneficiaries)

 

 

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16 (15.02.2016)

 

Capital Subsidy

Loans

Also opted Skill Development Training

opted only skill development training

Capital Subsidy

Loans

Also opted Skill Development Training

opted only skill development training

 

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

(5)

(6)

(7)

(8)

(9)

(10)

(11)

(12)

 

1

Andhra Pradesh

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

2

Bihar

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

*91

 

3

Chhattisgarh

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

4

Karnataka

0

0

0

0

0

0

190

190

0

0

 

5

Madhya Pradesh

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

*100

 

6

Odisha

0

0

0

0

0

0

83

0

56

0

 

7

Punjab

0

0

0

0

0

0

21

0

0

100

 

8

Rajasthan

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

100

 

9

Tamilnadu

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

*150

 

10

Uttar Pradesh

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

*680

 

11

Uttarakhand

0

0

0

0

0

0

71

0

15

101

 

12

West Bengal

0

0

97

97

97

0

0

0

0

0

 

Grand Total

0

0

97

97

97

0

365

190

71

301

 

* Proposals have been sanctioned and funds are  released to the training instititute  against uploading of relevant data by the concerned Training Institutes

 


 

 

Status of  Comprehensive rehabilitation of Manual Scavengers for the years 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16 (till 15.2.2016)

 

S.No.

State

Comprehensive Rehabilitation (Funds released)  (Rs. In lacs)

 

 

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16 (15.02.2016)

 

Capital Subsidy

Loans

Also opted Skill Development Training

opted only skill development training

Capital Subsidy Released

Loans

Also opted Skill Development Training

opted only skill development training

 

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

(5)

(6)

(7)

(8)

(9)

(10)

(11)

(12)

 

1

Andhra Pradesh

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

2

Bihar

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

3

Chhattisgarh

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

4

Karnataka

0

0

0

0

0

0

128.63

574.75

0

0

 

5

Madhya Pradesh

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

6

Odisha

0

0

0

0

0

0

38.29

0

7.81

0

 

7

Punjab

0

0

0

0

0

0

13.36

0

0

2.82

 

8

Rajasthan

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2.82

 

9

Tamilnadu

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

10

Uttar Pradesh

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

11

Uttarakhand

0

0

0

0

0

0

38.665

0

2.405

3.27

 

12

West Bengal

0

0

48.51

59.49

17.60

0

0

0

0

0

 

Grand Total

0

0

48.51

59.49

17.60

0

218.94

574.75

10.215

8.91

 

Note: In case of Karnataka, the amount shown in column 10 has been sanctioned to the State Channelising Agency.

 

                            

 

The major cause for manual scavenging is the existence of insanitary latrines. Section 5 of the MS Act, 2013 prohibits construction of insanitary latrines and engaging of manual scavengers from the date of commencement of the Act i.e. 06.12.2013. The Act provides for identification of insanitary latrines and their demolition/conversion into sanitary latrines on a time bound basis. The municipalities, Cantonment Boards and railway authorities have been mandated to construct adequate number of community sanitary latrines within a period of three years from the date of commencement of the Act to eliminate the practice of open defecation.

 

 

This information was given by the Minister of State, Social Justice & Empowerment, Shri Vijay Sampla in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha here today.

 

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